Dechra Veterinary Products has launched a new formulation anti-emetic injection, Prevomax, for the treatment and prevention of vomiting and nausea in dogs and cats.

The manufacturer said it contains benzyl alcohol, a preservative that is known to reduce pain at the injection site, compared to the alternative maropitant injection that is preserved by metacresol.

The convenient 20ml bottle has a 56-day broached shelf life, making it ideal, said the firm, for use in a busy practice across multiple patients, reducing wastage.

Dechra brand manager Claire Morgan said: “Human clinical studies have shown that an injection containing benzyl alcohol causes less pain than an injection preserved with metacresol.

“Prevomax is particularly useful for the treatment and prevention of nausea induced by chemotherapy and for treatment of vomiting, in combination with other supportive measures.”

Dechra is inviting veterinary professionals to share their experience of using Prevomax for a chance to win a £100 Amazon gift card.

Entries should be submitted via the Dechra website by 28 February.

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